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October 23, 2014, 7:25 am
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Postings for September 20, 2014 Full Month View
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  All Day Petersburg Harvest Fest   Petersburg's annual Harvest Fest will take place September 19th & 20th. Beginning on the 19th at 5PM with the Chamber of Commerce Dinner from 5PM to 6:30PM and a DJ from 7PM-11PM. On Saturday, the 20th, the events are as follows: 5K Race - 7:30AM, Blood drive - 9AM-2PM, Parade - 10AM, Brian Pankey Juggler - Noon, Cub Scout Soap Box Derby - 12:30PM, BINGO!- 1PM-3PM, Car Show - 1PM-4PM, Whirled Peas (Band) - 4PM, Tennessee Borderline - 8PM-12AM.
 
  All Day On the Prairie   Sept. 12 – Oct. 4: On the Prairie: Bronzes by Marshall Mitchell. Marshall Mitchell was an artist all of his life (1917 – 2001). He spent most of that life here in Springfield and came to national prominence as a bronze sculptor from the 1970s through today. A selection of his works, owned by Springfield collectors, businesses like Brandt and Egizii Electric and family members, will be on display in the M.G. Nelson Family Gallery at the Springfield Art Association. Included in this exhibition are selections from his southwestern landscapes, cows series, and rooster series. More of Mr. Hindley's work can be found at www.hindleyfineart.org. On the Prairie will be on view in the M. G. Nelson Family Gallery at the Springfield Art Association from Friday, Sept. 12 through Saturday, Oct. 4, 2013. We invite the public to join us for the opening reception on Saturday, Sept. 12 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.
 
  All Day Dueling Pianos Cool 2 Duel   Cool 2 Duel dueling piano performers will be in Springfield for one night only! Don't miss out on the opportunity to have a great time with other Girls on the Run supporters while Cool 2 Duel entertains the energetic audience and even makes them a part of the show! Appetizers will be included along with a cash bar. Doors open at 7:30.
 
  All Day "Inspirations from Nature" Exhibit   "Inspirations from Nature," an exhibit of collected artworks by Christy Freeman will open Sept. 4, 2014 in the Becker Art Gallery in Becker Library on the campus of Benedictine University at Springfield. The work will be on display through Oct. 16, 2014. A closing reception will be held on Oct. 16 from 5-7 p.m. in Becker Library, which is located at 1500 N. Fifth Street, just east of the Brinkerhoff Home.
 
  8:00AM 12:30PM Old Capitol Farmer's Market   It's time to get fresh with the locals! Downtown Springfield, Inc. (DSI) and presenting sponsor, St. John's Hospital present the Old Capitol Farmer's Market. The Market will be held 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturday's May 14 – October 25 and is located on Adams Street between 5th & 2nd streets. With nearly three full blocks of vendors there is an outstanding variety of produce, baked goods, meats, cheese, plants and many other specialty items. The Market accepts LINK, Debit, and Credit Card transactions for the purchase of Market Tokens ($1.00 each). The Market Token Station will be located at Development Services Group, 401 E. Adams (NE corner of 4th & Adams) and will be available 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each Market day. Vendors will also continue to accept cash, checks, WIC and Senior Coupons. A limited amount of LINK UP grant funding is available for LINK customers to receive a maximum of $10 of Double Value tokens per market day. The Double Value program will end when funding is expended. New this year is "The Community Corner," located at the SW corner of 4th & Adams; which will feature a variety of live music, live radio broadcasts, chef demonstrations and kid-friendly activities. These activities will be held on Saturdays throughout the Market from 10 a.m. to Noon. This is a collaborative effort of DSI, Mid-West Family Broadcasting, Maldaner's, Kidzeum, GenHkids, and local musicians. Beginning May 17, local juried artisans will display and sell their original artwork every Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., through October 18 in the parking lot at the SE corner of 4th & Adams. Presenting sponsor, St. John's Hospital, believes in the importance of fresh, locally-grown produce to help people live healthier lives. The hospital promotes healthy lifestyle activities, distributes informational materials and offers health screenings and programs such as a body fat analysis and interactive educational programs which help children and adults learn about the importance of proper nutrition. St. John's also provides free blood pressure and other tests periodically throughout the season. The Springfield-Sangamon County Regional Planning Commission and Springfield Bicycle Advisory Council are once again encouraging people in Sangamon County to bike, walk, run, or take the bus during their commute to work from May 19th-24th and take part in the 7th Annual Curb Your Car event. Call 217-535-3110 or visit www.sscrpc.com for guideline and registration information. In addition to presenting sponsor, St. John's Hospital, the Farmers' Market is generously supported by the City of Springfield, Midwest Family Broadcasting, Maldaner's Restaurant, IL Department of Agriculture: Where Fresh Is, LINK UP Illinois, Town & Country Bank, US Bank, The Illinois Times, Development Services Group, Springfieldmoms.org., Kidzeum, GenHkids, and Illinois Humane Society. The market is coordinated and managed by DSI. For more information, contact Ann Frescura, Downtown Springfield, Inc., 217-544-1723.
 
  7:30PM n/a Jekyll and Hyde   The Muni will present Jekyll & Hyde, sponsored by Illini Bank, Sept. 5-6, 11-13, and 18-20 (showtime 7:30 p.m.). New in 2014, The Muni has eliminated Wednesday and Sunday performances and increased the number of show weekends from two to three. "Based on feedback from last season's attendees, we've also updated our season to lengthen the time each show runs by moving traditional performance days to a third weekend of performances on Thursday, Friday and Saturday." The Springfield Municipal Opera (The Muni) is a not-for-profit theatrical organization that has become a Springfield summer tradition, providing the best of Broadway to enthusiastic audiences for more than 50 years. Located lakeside at 815 East Lake Drive in an outdoor amphitheater, The Muni is one of the largest all-volunteer community theatre organizations in the nation. For more information on The Muni, please visit www.TheMuni.org.
 
  8:00AM n/a Fall Migratory Bird Hikes   Lincoln Memorial Garden Fall Bird Migration Hikes with Kevin Veara at 8 a.m. on Saturdays, Sept. 20 and 27 and Oct. 4 and 11 (2301 East Lake Shore Drive, Springfield). Meet at the Nature Center. Free and open to the public. http://www.lincolnmemorialgarden.org.
 
  5:30PM 9:00PM Mission Possible: Trivia Night   Dinner—5:30pm (free will offering) Registration—5:30pm to 7pm Trivia begins at 7pm $5/person Grand Prize $100 There will also be a silent auction and bake sale to help support Youth Missions at Sugar Creek. Please call the office or email Emily to register your team in advance! eosterbur@sugarcreek.org/483-2270 Drawings for Door Prizes Sugar Creek Church (1022 New City Road, Chatham)


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